In India archaeologists with the permission of the provincial authorities and the court conducted an excavation on the site of an ancient temple of Rajamouli in the city of Ayodhya, which is considered native to the Hindu God Rama, and found a number of valuable ancient artifacts and the remains of the sanctuary.
As reported by The New Indian Express, the artifacts began to find even at the stage of cleaning debris and preparing the land for construction of a new religious complex. This is not surprising. The fact that the work was carried out in a place that is sacred to consider themselves to be both Hindus and Muslims.
In particular, the Hindus believe that in the ancient city of Ayodhya was Rama born is one of the most important Hindu gods. Over 2000 thousand years there was built and destroyed many churches, and in recent years around the local sanctuaries conducted litigation.
As for the finds, they were very valuable from the scientific point of view. In particular, was discovered a stone artifact known as Shiva-Linga is the symbol of the divine motivating force, one of the abstract symbols of the God Shiva.
In addition, it was found seven columns, made of black stone, six columns of red Sandstone, and a few broken idols and statues of various Hindu gods.
Archaeologists believe that seven black pillars were part of the temple, whose age can total 2,000 years. Previously, scientists found similar structures of this age during the excavations of other churches.
If laboratory analysis of the columns confirm the preliminary Dating, it could mean that this sanctuary was built Vikramaditya – legendary Hindu Emperor who is revered by many Indians as the ideal ruler.
In turn, this will shed new light on the history of the city Ayodhya. By the way, the Indian press reports that local authorities may have concealed from the public part of the archaeological finds until, until they are examined by the experts. Too much strife brought to this place.
So, in 1992, was destroyed a mosque stood here. According to legend, it was built by the founder of the Mughal Empire in the XVI century. Hindus believe that the mosque there was a temple dedicated to the God Rama. Perhaps the continuing archaeological excavations will allow to put an end to the protracted religious dispute.